Jason S. Lanham, Nicole K. Nelson, Bryan Hendren, Teneisha S. Jordan
Although most patients with burns are successfully treated as outpatients, burn depth and percentage of total body surface area involved can determine the need for referral to a burn unit. For all types of minor burn injuries, the goal of initial treatment is to minimize the...
Kristina Burgers, Briana Lindberg, Zachary J. Bevis
Common causes of chronic diarrhea include irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and microscopic colitis. The differential diagnosis for chronic diarrhea is broad; however, a complete history and physical examination can narrow the diagnostic...
Nicholas M. LeFevre, Richard L. Sundermeyer
The risk of fetal aneuploidy, the presence of one or more extra chromosomes or the absence of one or more chromosomes, rises with increasing maternal age. Because fetal aneuploidy can affect any pregnancy, all pregnant women should be offered screening. Prenatal screening...
Robert L. “Chuck” Rich, Jr.
Since the 2016 CDC guideline for the use of opioid pain relievers was released, there has been a significant reduction in opioid prescribing, and the guideline has been adopted by state Medicaid agencies, insurers, and others. Widespread implementation of the guideline has...
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The USPSTF recommends screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria using urine culture in pregnant persons. The USPSTF recommends against screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in nonpregnant adults.
Justin Mills, Scott Hulse
A 33-year-old woman presents to your clinic for a first prenatal visit at 8 weeks' gestation. She reported morning nausea and breast tenderness. Review of systems and physical examination were consistent with early pregnancy but were otherwise unremarkable.
Peter Karagozian, III, Erin Kipp, Anthony Handoyo, Samantha Cooper, My-Huyen Tran
Parenteral ketorolac is as effective as parenteral morphine for short-term pain relief in patients with long bone fractures, and it results in fewer adverse effects.
Aaron Saguil, Jessica Servey
In children presenting with a simple febrile seizure, is it possible to determine the likelihood of a recurrent febrile seizure?
James Studdiford, Olivia M. Seecof, Kathryn P. Trayes, George Valko
A woman presents with darkening of her skin, tongue, and lips.
Jennifer Ren-Si Cheung, Deborah R. Erlich
In otherwise healthy adults with severe and frequent migraine or cluster headaches, galcanezumab may provide a modest reduction in debilitating headache frequency in the short term.
Acute altitude illness comprises acute mountain sickness, high altitude cerebral edema, and high altitude pulmonary edema. The Wilderness Medical Society has updated prevention and treatment guidelines on acute altitude illness.
Anyone can get burned. In young children, most burns happen because of sun exposure (sunburn), their bathwater is too hot, or they pull hot items from the microwave or off of counters or stovetops. Older children and teenagers usually get burns from fires by playing with...
It is frequent, loose bowel movements lasting longer than one month.
Chromosomes contain large amounts of a baby's genetic material, which is what makes us who we are. Aneuploidy (AN-yuh-ploy-dee) happens when a baby has too few or too many chromosomes. This can cause a chromosome disorder like Down syndrome.
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